DOTA Summit 11 is one of the most important esports tournaments in Dota 2 for the 2019 – 2020 season, being one of the 10 Dota Pro Circuit events that will determine who gets invited to The International 2020. The competition offers $300.000 in prize money, 660 qualification points for TI10, and a ticket for MDL Chengdu Major. As a result, DOTA Summit 11 is guaranteed to provide an excellent show and will be full of Dota 2 betting opportunities that you can take advantage of on any of the top esports betting sites.
DOTA Summit 11 Schedule & Format
DOTA Summit 11 is scheduled to take place between November 7th – 10th in Los Angeles. And like all DPC events, it will have two stages: Groups and Playoffs.
For the Group Stage, the eight teams will be divided into two groups of four. Each group uses the GSL format (double elimination). The top two teams advance to the Playoffs. The bottom two teams are eliminated.
The Playoffs Stage consists of mini-tournament played in the GSL format. Initially, all four teams will start in the Upper Bracket and there will be six matches in total.
Throughout the event, every match will be Bo3, except for the Grand Final (Bo5). Keep in mind that the DOTA Summit 11 schedule is relative to the United States’ timezone. If you’re living in Europe and intend to watch the event live, you might want to adjust your sleep schedule prior to it.
DOTA Summit 11 Prize Pool
The DOTA Summit 11 prize pool ($300.000) is identical to that of any other DPC Minor. The same thing is true for the qualification points (660). These rewards will be distributed among the eight participants in the following way.
- 1st place: $72.000; 140 points
- 2nd place: $60.000; 120 points
- 3rd place: $54.000; 110 points
- 4th place: $42.000; 90 points
- 5th – 6th place: $24.000; 60 points
- 7th – 8th place: $12.000; 40 points
DOTA Summit 11 Teams
DOTA Summit 11 features eight competitors from six regions.
- Europe: Ninjas in Pyjamas, Ad Finem
- CIS: Virtus.pro, HellRaisers
- China: Invictus Gaming
- Southeast Asia: Geek Fam
- North America: Quincy Crew
- South America: paiN Gaming
Among these eight DOTA Summit 11 teams, the strongest, at least on paper, are Virtus.pro, Invictus Gaming, and Ninjas in Pyjamas. Quincy Crew lost SumaiL right after the qualified for the tournament, so it’s difficult to count them among the favorites. Depending on who they’ll replace him with, they might have a good shot at the title or not.
Other teams that we haven’t seen in a while are Ad Finem and HellRaisers. Both of them are back on the big stage of Dota 2 after a long period of absence. In Ad Finem’s case, their fans will no doubt rejoice to see the former Major Finalists back in action, with the exact same roster that almost conquered the world three years ago.
DOTA Summit 11 Predictions – Top 3 Teams at the DOTA Summit 11
Here’s a brief analysis of the top three teams at the DOTA Summit 11 , with our DOTA Summit 11 predictions.
1. Invictus Gaming
IG had a rough season in 2018 – 2019, missing all of the action and not getting a single DPC participation. However, things are starting to change for the Chinese organization, thanks in part to the big transfer they’ve made in September this year. The former TI finalist, Kaka, has joined IG as their new position four roamer. Of course, his role is likely a lot more important than that, as he is by far the most accomplished player on the team.
Going into DOTA Summit 11, we expect IG to be among the top three at the end.
Virtus.pro had three solid years with the same roster, winning many Majors and playing in the Grand Final of many others. But after their 3rd disappointing result at The International, no less than three members left the team and Solo (VP’s captain) is now trying to rebuild everything with a new roster. From the old one only him and No[o]ne, the midlaner, are still playing for VP.
VP’s performance in the MDL Chengdu Qualifiers was poor, but at least they managed to qualify for DOTA Summit 11. Depending on their performance at this event, we will get a much better understanding of their current level of skill. In principle, they should easily finish in the top three at this competitive level, and possibly even play in the Grand Final.
3. Ninjas in Pyjamas
Just like Virtus.pro, NiP has a new roster. The TI9 disaster clearly shook them to their core, as nobody expected ppd to finish 17th – 18th in a tournament he had won just four years before.
In the MDL Chengdu Major Qualifiers, NiP lost the chance to go to the Major after losing to Team Liquid twice. Both times, they were beaten 2 – 0. But in the European qualifications for DOTA Summit 11, they did much better and won the event.
Going into their first Minor of the season, NiP are expected to finish 2nd or 3rd, depending on how the other teams perform as well.
DOTA Summit 11 Dark Horses
Apart from the favorites, DOTA Summit 11 also has a few dark horses that you should keep an eye on.
Geek Fam is one of the strongest teams in Southeast Asia and its roster includes world-class players like Raven and Kuku. These are former TNC Predators members and their list of achievements is quite impressive. Just at the end of last season TNC finished 4th at EPICENTER Major and 9th – 12th at The International 2019. Because of this, Geek Fam is expected to pose serious challenges to the main favorites and perhaps even outsmart some of them.
Quincy Crew has some of the best North American players and could have easily turned into a world-class competitor over time. However, SumaiL left immediately after he helped them win this spot at the first DPC Minor of the season and will need to be replaced by some other offlaner. The most viable option would be s4, but is he up for the challenge?
If Quincy Crew can recover in time for DOTA Summit 11, they can certainly cause some serious upsets at the event.
DOTA Summit 11 Odds
As the tournament approaches, esports betting sites will start to offer DOTA Summit 11 odds for every match as well as the tournament itself. So keep an eye on them!